Vision: Feeding Hungry Minds and Tummies so Children Can Learn
Mission: As a partner of education, we provide outstanding service to our students, staff, and community members by offering healthy quality meals with a smile, and contribute to the students overall academic experience.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program, National Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. All of these programs are striving to help students develop sound nutritional habits by exposing them to a variety of foods every day. We offer many food choices and provide healthful fruits and vegetables daily.
The availability of these programs varies from school to school. To see if a program is available at your child's school contact us.
A La Carte Program
Adams 12 Nutrition Services believes in the “All Foods Fit” philosophy and that all foods can fit into an overall healthy diet. In order to meet the many food philosophies of a diverse district population, we provide an a la carte program K-12. A la carte includes various snacks and beverages that meet Federal Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines and a comprehensive list of these items can be found here (Disclaimer: Program sites only contain a limited variety of the comprehensive list and this selection varies by site). These items have also been evaluated through our Go, Slow, Whoa nutrition education system (K-8th Grade) to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Additionally, extra servings of our healthy entrée and side items are available for purchase a la carte.
We also understand that every family that we serve has different needs, so we want to ensure that we put the power of choice in our parents’ hands. Parents have the ability to limit a la carte purchases by reaching out to their school kitchen and putting in a request.
Benefits of School Meals
A well-nourished student has better attendance, is more attentive, better behaved, has an increased energy level, and overall is more likely to be academically successful. For all of these reasons, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to serving approximately 14,000 nutritious, well-balanced meals every day to students and staff. Learn more about the benefits of school meals.
In accordance with Federal civil rights laws and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, Adams 12 Nutrition Services is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity funded by USDA. Adams 12 Nutrition Services is an equal opportunity provider.
Any harassment/discrimination of students and/or staff, based on the aforementioned protected areas, will not be tolerated and must be reported either by contacting the Nutrition Services, Resource Manager at 720-972-6140 or by submitting the Civil Rights Complaint Form (English - Spanish). Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Services at (800) 877-8339.